Laura McCrary, Ed.D Executive Director

Dr. Laura McCrary is the Executive Director of the Kansas Health Information Network, Inc. (KHIN). KHIN is a Kansas non-profit organization that provides health information exchange technology services to over 1500 healthcare organizations throughout Kansas. KHIN provides health information exchange and analytics to physicians-led organizations across the nation. Both KHIN and KHS are provider led and governed. Founding members include the Kansas Medical Society, the Kansas Hospital Association and KHS.

Laura completed Post-Doctoral work at University of Kansas and received a Doctorate of Education from Kansas State University. Laura is an adjunct professor at Rockhurst University-Helzberg School of Management and teaches courses in Health Information Technology and Quality. Laura is the Past-Chair of the National Policy Steering Committee for eHealth Initiative and the Payer Workgroup for the Strategic Health Information Exchange Consortium (SHIEC). Laura served as the Co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Sequoia Project/Carequality and served on the Governance Group for the National Syndromic Surveillance System.

Jody Denson, MPA, PMP Vice President of Provider Solutions

Jody Denson is the Vice President of Provider Solutions of KHIN. She has over eighteen years of experience in the healthcare field with an emphasis in working with safety net providers and community mental health centers. Jody has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master's in Public Administration both from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is a certified Project Management Professional and is a member of the HIMSS Heart of America Chapter. Jody is an adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College and teaches courses in Health Information Technology.

Kari Jackson, PMP Senior Project Manager

Excited to join the innovative industry of Health Information Technology, Kari Jackson joined KHIN in November of 2013. She spent the previous 10 years in the marketing and communications field for a large Real Estate firm after studying Theatre in Film at the University of Kansas. Kari’s creativity and problem solving skills are put to good use at KHIN and she enjoys the fluidity of the burgeoning world of the Health Information Exchange. In November of 2015, Kari completed her Health Information Systems Specialist Certification.

In December of 2017, Kari earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Mary Matzke Project Manager

Mary Matzke joined KHIN as a Project Manager in August 2014. She has over 30 years' experience working in rural healthcare as a Chief Information Officer, clinical analyst, physician practice administrator, clinical services director and staff nurse. Mary also works as an HIT consultant for the Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas HIT Regional Extension Center providing technical assistance and support to Kansas hospitals adopting electronic records to meet Meaningful Use. Mary received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University and received a Master's in Management Information Systems from Friends University. She holds professional certification in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) and is active in the Kansas Chapter of HIMSS.

Renae Stanley Client Resources Coordinator

Renae Stanley joined KHIN in October of 2014. She previously worked at Payless ShoeSource for eight years as an Administrative Assistant for Intellectual Property and Global Employment. Renae earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Friends University in Business Administration.

Neal Haerich Integration Engineer

Neal Haerich joined KHIN in June of 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Management and has spent over 30 years in the healthcare field, first as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Kansas Certified Paramedic and later working in the Information Technology arena as both an Applications Analyst and an Integrations Analyst. Neal has experience in managing multiple enterprise-wide software products and implementations of healthcare informatics and EMR systems, including high level experience with HL7 integrations with a focus on the Meaningful Use mandates as they relate to Public Health Integrations.

Sara Warnock Project Manager

Sara Warnock joined KHIN as a project manager in May 2016. Before KHIN, Sara spent five years with KAMMCO working on behalf of Kansas medical providers and building relationships with provider practices across the state. She has degrees in Communications Studies and Health Information Management and is a Registered Health Information Technician with AHIMA. Sara is also Secretary of the Kansas Chapter of HIMSS.

Allen Laramore Project Manager

Allen Laramore has worked with the Medical Society of Sedgwick County in Wichita for several years assisting them in preparation for HIE implementation. Allen also has over 25 years experience in sales, manufacturing and distribution, technologically advanced medical equipment and marketing to domestic and international customers/distributors. Allen has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and also an Master's in Business Administration. His strengths are in sales, project management, and the ability to analyze customer systems and implement new systems to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Josh Mosier Manager of Client Services

Josh Mosier is the Manager of Client Services for KHIN. He will assist KHIN members with a range of technical and educational customer service opportunities, including assistance with identification of quality measures and reporting requirements, input of quality data to the health information exchange, and coordination of MIPS and interoperability reporting requirements. Josh has five years’ experience in healthcare and implementing population health initiatives including working with Kansas hospitals and physician practices to assess performance and identify strategies and best practices to support the transition to a performance-based delivery system. He has a Master of Science degree in Mass Communications, a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, all from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Ks.